Learn to brew at the first belgian nano-brewery !
In 1979, we were the first to obtain approval to produce less than 10,000 hl of beer per year, and thus became the first micro-brewery in Belgium.
At the time, the specific production equipment for this did not yet exist, so Jean Pierre Eloir had to create all of the necessary equipment himself to produce his craft beers.
He used the technique of upcycling (recovery and improvement of all kinds of objects to give them new life) to create everything he needed.
Currently, our micro-brewery produces around 2000 hl of beer per year and is distributed on three continents: North America (United States), Europe (Belgium, Italy, France, Sweden, Denmark etc.) and Asia (Japan, China etc.).
The satisfaction of our customers has always been our primary motivation and therefore we have always paid special importance to continually improving our products and facilities. Today, partly to meet consumer demand, but above all to favour superior regional quality and craftsmanship, our company has decided to work exclusively with hops from the Wallonia region in Belgium.
We would like to set up a collaborative pico-brewery to allow YOU to create 50 litres of your own beer through a unique one-day group workshop that will be fun and educational.
Accompanied by a master brewer, you will be able to experience the world of brewing and learn all the necessary steps to create a craft beer.
Participate in selecting the malts, spices and hops, then grinding, brewing and bottling. Finally, create your label and leave with YOUR OWN beer, having enjoyed the facilities of the best micro-brewery brewhouse in BELGIUM!
It would have been unthinkable for us to undertake this project without conveying the brewery’s history and the expertise it has developed since 1979.
To do this, what could be better than to restore the facilities from that time and also benefit from the support of an experienced brewmaster who has been honing her skills for over 20 years at our family brewery – none other than our director Nathalie Eloir!
This pico-brewery will be set up in the former stables, which date back to the 12th century, located at our zero waste “Village du Moulin” site.
With your help, these will be renovated and refurbished to accommodate the necessary equipment.
In addition, the relaxation room planned for participants will be fully furnished by our “On the Trail of the Yellow Elephant” shop, which restores old furniture in a bohemian eco-chic style.
The idea of crowdfunding immediately struck us as the right way to do this, the goal being to set up a project BY AND FOR YOU.
Detailed description of a workshop:
− 9 a.m.: Arrival of participants
− 9H30 – 11H: Choice of the ingredients and the kind of beers
− 11H – 11H30: Crushing
− 11H30 – 13H: Brewing
− 13H – 15H: Filtering and meals for the participants
− 15H – 15H40: Boiling and addition of hops, malts and spices
− 15H40 – 17H: Cooling of the beer and creation of personalized labels (in option)
(For people only interested in creating a small quantity of beer and not wanting to take part in a full workshop, several other options will be available by request.)
− The preservation of high-quality, master craftsmanship - The use of 100%
natural ingredients to create wholesome, tasty products
− Our company’s commitment to our community and the environment. As you can see, this entire project has been designed to reflect the company’s social responsibility goals (see the “social responsibility” section of our website) to reduce our overall levels of consumption and waste.
− Sharing these three values with our participants in order to get closer to our customers and fulfil their expectations.
− We are very keen to carry out a collaborative project in which sharing and creativity will be the real drivers of the workshops.
− Convey to participants our expertise and our passion for this activity
− Help you to design a beer that reflects your expectations, your wishes and your taste
− Offer a new and innovative workshop that’s full of surprises and excitement, on a day imbued with a great atmosphere and heaps of enthusiasm
What will the funding be used for?
This funding will enable us to pay for most of the facilities needed to run this project:
− renovation of the building (roof, windows, doors etc.) and the old facilities:
− purchase of a new cold chain: €1 500
− creation of a relaxation room for participants: €1200
− creation of a website for booking workshops online: €500
As you can see, our needs exceed our goal for this campaign! So we really, really believe in your investments to achieve the global amount of 29500€ that the project really need !
So if this project inspires you, if it fires you up, captivates your interest, and you want to see it become a reality... Please don’t hesitate to contribute to our fundraiser on Miimosa.com!
You can invest an amount of your choice! Remember, every contribution is important to us!
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE!
We hope that you believe in this project as much as we do and will help us to make it happen!
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You can also contact us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +32 (0)479461620.
To thank you, we have created some thirst-quenching gifts.
− From €10: A big thank you !
− From €30: Thank you so much for your support and faith in us! We will give you a gourmet basket containing 2 x 75 cl beers, 4 x 33 cl beers and two glasses (to pick up from Audregnies)
− From €50: That’s amazing! Thank you for believing in our project! We will give you a Magnum of 1,5L of Grand Cru, two glasses and a cap of the brewery (to pick up from Audregnies)
− From €100: Thanks for believing in this project! We will give you a case (of 33 cl x24) beer of your choice, a T-shirt of the brewery, as well as a tour of our brewery on a Sunday with a tasting of our products at our special tasting bar (available for 4 people) (to pick up from Audregnies).
− From €200: Thank you 100 times over! We will give you a delivery solution in Belgium! With two cases of 33clx24 beers of your choice, and an assortment of goodies (like cap, T-shirt, …) (Delivery available in Belgium)
− From €350: It’s amazing ! Thanks for your support ! We propose you to come one all day (by appointment) in our brewery to observe our craft brewing methods (lunch included) ! And each of you could go back with a case of 24 x 33cl beers of your choice (available for 4 peoples from Monday to Friday)
− From €600: Thanks 600x ! We propose you to brighten up your party by giving you a beercooler and four kegs of 20L beer of your choixe (by appointment). Perfect to charm your guests !
− From €800: It’s marvelous ! An immense thanks ! To thank you, we propose you to come discovering our brewery, its secrets, and our cragt brewing methods all a day (lunch included)! After that, you will have a mealtime and you will enjoy an elegant bed and breakfast near the brewery. You will return too with two cases of 24 x 33cl beers of your choice (available for 2 peoples)
− From €1000: We don’t know what to say, you have surpassed our expectations! We will give you and your friends (up to 15 people) the opportunity to come and brew your own beer at a private workshop in our upcoming facilities!!! Be the first to experience this unique and innovative workshop, accompanied by a master brewer to guide you in your choices (workshop to book).
− From €2500: It’s extraordinary! We don’t believe it ! To thank you, we offer you a PALETTE of beers, that is to say 60 cases, 1440 bottles of 33cl and 275L of beer !!! All only for you !